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The Story of Pharmaceuticals: How They Changed the World
     

The Story of Pharmaceuticals: How They Changed the World

by Natalie M. Rosinsky
 
If you have a headache, chances are you take an ibuprofen. It's a pharmaceutical, a medical drug to cure disease or alleviate its symptoms. Pharmaceuticals have been used since the beginning of recorded history. Early healers used herbs and oils to treat diseases. But as people learned more about the human body, the things they used to treat disease changed

Overview

If you have a headache, chances are you take an ibuprofen. It's a pharmaceutical, a medical drug to cure disease or alleviate its symptoms. Pharmaceuticals have been used since the beginning of recorded history. Early healers used herbs and oils to treat diseases. But as people learned more about the human body, the things they used to treat disease changed accordingly. Vaccines, antibiotics, and pain relievers are just a few of the discoveries that changed our world by helping us live longer, healthier lives. The story of pharmaceuticals continues unfold. Who knows what new drugs will transform our lives?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756543150
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Series:
World Transformed Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1020L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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Meet the Author

PWB Biography: Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications. She writes about history, social studies, economics, popular culture, and science. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer. She lives and writes in Mankato, Minnesota. CPB Biography: Natalie M. Rosinsky is the award-winning author of more than 90 publications, including 10 books about Native American tribes. She writes about science, history, economics, social studies, and popular culture. One of her two cats usually sits near her computer as she works in Mankato, Minnesota. Natalie earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin and has been a high school teacher and college professor as well as a corporate trainer.

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